A little too unselfish

MIKE GANTER, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 9:01 AM ET

There's a fine line between being an unselfish team and a team that shoots itself in the foot with its ball movement. The Raptors appear to be on the wrong side of this line.

Monday's loss in Boston had a number of positives, but the biggest negative from head coach Sam Mitchell's standpoint was the Raptors' inability to take shots when they presented themselves.

Jamario Moon's response to being criticized for passing up shots following the loss is indicative of this very problem.

"I wouldn't say we do that," he said. "I just think we're an unselfish team. If the next guy has a better shot, we give it to him. But in a game like (Monday) we just had to make the shots we had. There are going to be games like that."

IT'S ALL-STAR TIME

The official 2009 NBA all-star ballot was unveiled yesterday in Phoenix, which will host this year's extravaganza. A total of four Raptors -- Chris Bosh, Jose Calderon, Jermaine O'Neal and Anthony Parker -- will represent Toronto once balloting officially beings tomorrow.

Bosh, a three-time all-star, was selected as a reserve on the East squad last season and was later named to the starting lineup to replace injured Kevin Garnett. O'Neal, a six-time all-star, is looking to return to the game after a one-year absence. Calderon is appearing on the ballot for the first time, while Parker is making his second appearance, but still is looking for his first trip to the game.

INJURED AUSSIE

Australian big man Nathan Jawai, who was diagnosed with heart complications during a routine training camp physical, underwent more tests last week according to an Australian news report. The Raptors second-round pick in last year's draft is hoping these latest tests give him some concrete answers, according to his manager.


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